by Selma E. Cordell.
(Mason, Ohio USA)
When my son visited Belize he showed his Grandmother some pictures of my jewelry. As a challenge for me to create, she sent back some unfinished conch claws which were truly a scary site at first glance.
This piece is made out beveled shaped glass, seed beads and the claws of many conch (which I cleaned and polyurethaned which shows the glossy appearance).
The meat of the conch is very popular in Caribbean restaurants.
On the internet I have seen several ways that the conch shell has been made into jewelry but nothing with the claws. (So if you find something let me know).
After prayer this was the outcome! Again I hope you enjoy it!
Selma E. Cordell
How cool is that! And how neat of Grandma to send you a creative challenge.
The smaller beads you used as spacers and accents between the claws have the perfect amount of elegance for this stunning jewelry set.
Absolutely lovely and a true showstopper. Thanks so much for sharing these pieces here – and the story behind them!
What a beautiful piece! I’m sure she was very pleased with it. Be proud!!!
by: Sherrie J
I took a look at your website and was truly amazed. Your pieces are stunning. I loved them. The ‘Memories of Belize’ set by far my favorite.